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Pyramid Pure Nickel Round Wound 6 String, .011 - .048, 403-100

Pyramid Pure Nickel Round Wound 6 String, .011 - .048, 403-100
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You need to try these!
October 11, 2017
After using D'Addario (which are great strings) for many years I decided to try this set of Pyramid's on the reco of a friend. Holy Toledo...these sound great!

I play a Taylor T5 Custom solo and have to play everything from classical to vintage rock to fingerstyle jazz and Latin on it for the events I work. I could tell after stringing up--even before plugging in--these strings were going to be great. Chord tones that were plucked together were super tight and I think the third string tempering on this string is the best I've ever heard in 50 years of pro playing.

Smooth to play but not squirmy, rich overtones and again, fantastic intonation all the way up the neck.

At $11.50 this set is treat you don't want to pass up. For versatility, comfortable feel and outstanding tone and intonation, this is my new go-to set.
By Allan
Pyramid Pure Nickel Round Wound 6 String, .011 - .048
August 14, 2016
I am very much impressed with particularly these Pure Nickel Pyramid strings. They seem to be the cheapest set on the german Thoman suppliers catalog, and I bought a set last year, just for trying it out...and they are still sitting on my Hollowbody Epi Swingster guitar - and still sounding fresh, warm and surprisingly, they still have a crisp high end, though a little mellower, if memory still serves me well. They will be still sitting there until one of the strings might break...first then. I also find them extremely nice to touch, almost with a silky feeling. the next thing to try would be buying a even more expensive Pyramid set of strings, just to hear by my ears, if there would be any substantial difference in the sound quality...I almost doubt it could be the case, but I will let it come to a test. But for now these Pyramids are the best strings I have ever come across, and they have a history back to the beatles era..I like that.
By Gene Z.
Pyramid Pure Nickel .011-.048
August 23, 2010
I use these strings on my Gibson Johnny A. Nice feel and tone compared to most other brands of 11's...and you can still bend them with ease. I tried them on my Fender Strat, but the 5th & 6th strings lack resonance. Carved top models, this is a great string and worth the extra expense.
By Loren P.
Pyramids Are It
April 21, 2010
The strings are expensive, I suppose, but do last a very long time. I also do get a unique sound with my Rickenbacker 360. They do not sound like any other string that I have tried.
By John B.
The quality of these strings.
August 14, 2009
Yes, these strings are horrifically expensive. As my amp tech recently said to me, however, when you buy quality, you only cry once. If you have nice vintage style equipment, Pyramid strings are actually a great "value." They last an extremely long time because even when new they don't have that bright "bing" that nickel plated strings have lose. They are a bit duller than other strings, but not in a bad way. It is a mellow, warm, fat tone, not a sharp, cutting, and bright one. Also, they are lighter in feel, so you can go up a set. It isn't that a set of 11's feel like 10's, but they are lighter than other 11's. Also, strings that are today called "pure nickel" are not. They are an alloy. I can't say I know for certain what these are, but I can sure tell the difference in tone. Most of the people I know who play these strings play them until they break. Highly recommended.






1st E

Plain Steel



2nd B

Plain Steel



3rd G

Plain Steel



4th D

Nickel Round Wound



5th A

Nickel Round Wound



6th E

Nickel Round Wound





"PYRAMID Strings are, as exactly as is possible, the same as they were in the late 50's and 60's. They are a super quality, premium string and may be considered expensive compared to the many economy brands on the market but give players the sound they have been seeking for years and last 4-10 times longer than most other strings. PYRAMID strings are actually an exceptional value in this light. Most important, however, is that they are the type of strings (construction, material, gauge and tone/timbre) that created the music and sound of the 50's and 60's in the first place. PYRAMID STRINGS ARE SIMPLY MORE MUSICAL! It is no secret that strings make the most rapid and radical change of almost any of the many factors that make up 'tone'. The spectacular musical tone and timbre of Pyramid strings is as a result of the finest materials being blended by masters of the string makers art. Pure nickel flat wounds and smaller core/heavier nickel wrap round wounds used to be available from several makers. This is no longer true! Expanding market demand for increased quantities of strings, faster production and lower prices, resulted in extinguishing the capability and desire to make these types of strings, among the world's string makers, for the most part. PYRAMID, in contrast, has made only the highest quality strings possible since 1850 and continues to do so today. PYRAMID Gold pure nickel flat wounds are the way flat wounds used to be! They give the player the ability to get exactly, some of the most famous and loved guitar and bass sounds/tones of all time. PYRAMID Maximum Performance pure nickel round wound strings are round wound that sing, combining brilliance with the warmth of pure nickel. Our Maximum Performance pure nickel round wounds are also about one third lower in tension that other strings of the same external gauge. This is the result of our use of smaller higher quality core wire and a larger diameter wrap of expensive pure nickel. This is what creates the superbly balanced and remarkable tone and timbre of these strings."

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